Officer who shot Tottenham man Jermaine Baker is suspended

Jermaine Baker
Jermaine Baker

source: The Voice Online
published: 15 December 2015

A police firearms officer has been suspended and could face prosecution following the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Jermaine Baker. The father-of-two from Tottenham, north London, died from a single gunshot wound during a police operation near Wood Green Crown Court on Friday (Dec 12).

A stand-off with police after attempts to help gang members Izzet Eren, 32, and Erwin Amoyaw-Gyamfi, 29, to escape on their way to court resulted in Baker being killed, it has been reported.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it has launched a criminal homicide investigation into the death. This could see the police face murder or manslaughter charges.

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After gag order modified, Jeremy Mardis documents released

Jeremy Mardis
Jeremy Mardis

source: Town Talk
published: 25 November 2015

Louisiana State Police released on Wednesday morning documents related to the arrests of two Marksville Ward 2 deputy marshals in the shooting death of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis.

The documents, an initial report, warrants and booking sheets for suspects Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Derrick Stafford, were released after 12th Judicial District Judge William Bennett on Tuesday modified a gag order he’d issued weeks before in the cases of both men.

Both men face second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges in the death of Jeremy and the shooting of his father, Chris Few.

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Louisiana police concede officers fired shots that killed six-year-old boy

Jeremy Mardis
Jeremy Mardis

source: The Guardian
published: 5 November 2015

State investigators conceded on Thursday that local police officers had fired the shots that killed a small boy in Marksville, Louisiana, and disavowed an earlier explanation for why the officers deployed their guns.

The boy, Jeremy Mardis, died on Tuesday night after police shot into a car driven by his father, Chris Few. On Thursday, Colonel Michael Edmonson, head of the Louisiana state police, denied earlier reports that Few had been reversing his car toward the officers, who then had to defend themselves. “No. I didn’t say that,” he told the Guardian. “That didn’t come from me.”

At a press conference, Edmonson initially described the shooting as “an exchange of gunfire”, but later clarified that only the officers had shot, and that investigators had found no gun in Few’s car.

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Mark Duggan’s family wins right to appeal against lawful killing finding

Carole & Mark Duggan
Carole & Mark Duggan

source: The Guardian
published: 27 October 2015

The family of Mark Duggan have been granted permission to appeal against a high court decision that the jury at the inquest into his death were right to rule that he was lawfully killed.

Ruling that an appeal had a chance of success, Lord Justice Sales said although the earlier court decision had been “cogent”, the questions for the jury at the inquest had been “framed too narrowly”.

The outcome of the appeal rests to a large extent on the decision of the European court of human rights in the case of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian electrician shot dead by police in 2005.

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